The hope that a human being can achieve complete honesty and self-knowledge with regard to themselves is a fiction and a chimera, the jargon and goals of a corporate educational system brought to bear on the depths of an identity where the writ of organizing language does not run. Self-knowledge includes the understanding that the self we want to know is about to disappear. What we can understand is the way we occupy this frontier between the known and the unknown, the way we hold the conversation of life, the figure we cut at that edge, but a detailed audit of the self is not possible and diminishes us in the attempt to establish it; we are made on a grander scale, half afraid of ourselves, half in love with immensities beyond any name we can give……David Whyte
the dark corners of our lives become little offerings…..what can be imagined is where we step lightly…..confusion and brightness as care of the whole……all too sacred to lose…remember your own ideology as a lifetime of amazing, fierce and necessary practicalities…..
First, come into the present. Flash on what’s happening with you right now. Be fully aware of your body, its energetic quality. Be aware of your thoughts and emotions. Next, feel your heart, literally placing your hand on your chest if you find that helpful. This is a way of accepting yourself just as you are in that moment, a way of saying, ‘This is my experience right now, and it’s okay.’ Then go into the next moment without any agenda…..Pema Chodron
Can it be that the reward for facing things is becoming things? Not at the expense of being who we are, but as the spiritual consequence of living at the center……Mark Nepo